Yukon courts

Yukon Human Rights Commission sign seen on July 18, 2022. The commission’s request for party status in a case alleging two territorial government departments systemically discriminated against a hearing-impaired man has been rejected by the Supreme Court of Yukon. (Dana Hatherly/Yukon News)

Yukon Human Rights Commission denied party status on discrimination lawsuit

Case involves Yukon government allegedly systemically discriminating against hearing-impaired man

 

Candles are held by mourners at a vigil honouring Stallion Smarch and Faith Papineau on May 14, 2019. The driver in the crash that killed them was sentenced this week. (Crystal Schick/Yukon News file)

Two-and-a-half year sentence for intoxicated driver in May 2019 crash that killed two

Court hears of damage done by crash, words of forgiveness from dead teen’s family.

 

Evidence presentation in the trial of a man accused of shooting another outside the 202 bar in downtown Whitehorse in 2019 wrapped up on June 9. (Yukon News files)

Evidence presentation wraps in 202 shooting trial

Crown’s expert witnesses offer testimony on firearms, DNA and cocaine trafficking.

 

The interior of a Whitehorse courtroom. (Jim Elliot/Yukon News)

‘He is a miracle’: Whitehorse mother of shooting victim reflects as attempted murder trial continues

Victim’s mother has been watching trial of alleged shooter intently.

The interior of a Whitehorse courtroom. (Jim Elliot/Yukon News)
The town of Faro. (Yukon News file)

Second person arrested in relation to Faro shootings

Yukon RCMP have charged a second person in relation to the October…

The town of Faro. (Yukon News file)
Justice Karen Wenckebach, right, shakes hands with Chief Justice Suzanne Duncan after being officially sworn in to the Yukon Supreme Court judiciary on May 27. (Jim Elliot/ Yukon News)

Yukon Supreme Court officially welcomes newest justice

Karen Wenckebach has been hearing cases for more than a year. Swearing-in was dealyed by COVID-19.

Justice Karen Wenckebach, right, shakes hands with Chief Justice Suzanne Duncan after being officially sworn in to the Yukon Supreme Court judiciary on May 27. (Jim Elliot/ Yukon News)
The criminal trial looking into the shooting in front of a Whitehorse bar in 2019 is ongoing. (Yukon News file)

Witnesses take the stand in trial for 2019 shooting outside Whitehorse bar

Witnesses report seeing man with gun moments after shot fired

The criminal trial looking into the shooting in front of a Whitehorse bar in 2019 is ongoing. (Yukon News file)
The trial of two men tied to a near-fatal shooting outside a downtown Whitehorse bar in late 2019 began May 30 2022. (Yukon News Files)

Trial for men tied to shooting outside downtown Whitehorse bar begins

Witnesses called include patrons and staff who were at the bar on the night of the shooting

The trial of two men tied to a near-fatal shooting outside a downtown Whitehorse bar in late 2019 began May 30 2022. (Yukon News Files)
Darryl Sheepway, pictured here during a 2012 bikejoring race, will remain in prison serving a life sentence for the 2015 slaying of Christopher Brisson after the Yukon Court of Appeal dismissed his appeal of the conviction. (Yukon News file)

Appeal of 2018 murder conviction dismissed by Yukon Court of Appeal

Darryl Sheepway will not be getting a new trial and will continue serving life sentence.

Darryl Sheepway, pictured here during a 2012 bikejoring race, will remain in prison serving a life sentence for the 2015 slaying of Christopher Brisson after the Yukon Court of Appeal dismissed his appeal of the conviction. (Yukon News file)
Courthouse in Whitehorse. (Yukon News file)

Sisters plead guilty relating to 2017 murder in Pelly Crossing

Charabelle Silverfox pleads guilty to 2nd degree murder. Sister admits to interference with body.

Courthouse in Whitehorse. (Yukon News file)
An environmental services firm is suing the Liard First Nation for more than $300,000 in work and materials that allegedly went unpaid. (File Photo)

Company suing Liard First Nation for more than $300,000

Money for work and construction materials allegedly went unpaid

An environmental services firm is suing the Liard First Nation for more than $300,000 in work and materials that allegedly went unpaid. (File Photo)
Joel Krahn/Yukon News The law courts in Whitehorse. Michael Nehass has been found guilty of assaulting a woman in Watson Lake more than three years ago.

Man accused of 2018 Porter Creek home invasion acquitted

William Dean Ryan Vaneltsi was initially arrested four months after the attack.

Joel Krahn/Yukon News The law courts in Whitehorse. Michael Nehass has been found guilty of assaulting a woman in Watson Lake more than three years ago.
An RCMP places evidence markers after a fatal motor vehicle accidental involving a motorcycle near the blue bridge south of Whitehorse on July 8, 2020. (File Photo)

Accused in fatal July 2020 crash selects jury trial

Devin Edmiston is yet to enter a plea regarding July 2020 collision that killed two

An RCMP places evidence markers after a fatal motor vehicle accidental involving a motorcycle near the blue bridge south of Whitehorse on July 8, 2020. (File Photo)
Hidden Valley School. (John Tonin/Yukon News)

Whitehorse ex-education assistant denies abusing students in court response

William Auclair-Bellemare faces a slew of sexual misconduct allegations

Hidden Valley School. (John Tonin/Yukon News)
Pauline Frost and her lawyer outside the Whitehorse courthouse after losing a lots draw for the Vuntut Gwitchin riding on April 19. (Haley Ritchie/Yukon News)

Frost ordered to pay portion of Blake’s legal costs in Yukon court

Frost must pay approximately $8,000 in ruling that recognized public interest in case

Pauline Frost and her lawyer outside the Whitehorse courthouse after losing a lots draw for the Vuntut Gwitchin riding on April 19. (Haley Ritchie/Yukon News)
A lawsuit against the Yukon Government launched by a former chief mine engineer was dismissed as against the government on Nov. 1. (File Photo)

Former Yukon mining engineer’s lawsuit settled

Dismissal is against government, and carries same force and effect as a ruling from a judge

A lawsuit against the Yukon Government launched by a former chief mine engineer was dismissed as against the government on Nov. 1. (File Photo)
The company that operates a large Yukon Mine has launched its defence of a lawsuit from a former employee claiming wrongful dismissal and a toxic work environment. (File Photo)

Minto mine denies claims of wrongful dismissal, toxic work environment

Compnay files response to lawsuit from exploration manager dismissed earlier this year.

The company that operates a large Yukon Mine has launched its defence of a lawsuit from a former employee claiming wrongful dismissal and a toxic work environment. (File Photo)
The Yukon Government’s application to strike down a challenge to the SCAN act was ruled against by a judge. (File Photo)

Constitutional challenge to Yukon’s SCAN act will get its day in court

The act allows for short-notice evictions based on complaints of illegal activity at rented homes.

The Yukon Government’s application to strike down a challenge to the SCAN act was ruled against by a judge. (File Photo)
The Yukon Government has filed a lawsuit in an effort to get the owner and the occupant of the purple cabin in downtown Whitehorse off the property. (Jim Elliot/Yukon News)

Yukon government suing over Whitehorse’s purple cabin

The government is suing to get the cabin’s owner and his tenant off the property.

The Yukon Government has filed a lawsuit in an effort to get the owner and the occupant of the purple cabin in downtown Whitehorse off the property. (Jim Elliot/Yukon News)
The law court building in Whitehorse. (File Photo)

Probation and conditions for Whitehorse man who assaulted minors

Geoffrey Matthew Muldoon flagged for spending time alone with minors in locker room

The law court building in Whitehorse. (File Photo)